rely

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
rely

Third-person singular
relies

Past tense
relied

Past participle
relied

Present participle
relying

  1. When someone relies on something, they need it and they feel certain that it will be there.
    In this place, you can't rely on good weather even in the summer.
  2. When someone relies on another person, they need the person to do something, and they trust the person and feel certain that the person will do it.
    I'm relying on you to water my plants when I'm travelling.

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